48-Year-Old Woman Blames Baby Powder For Mesothelioma

Researchers tested a purchased sample of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. It tested positive for chrysotile asbestos. A California woman is fighting back, saying this product caused her malignant mesothelioma.

About Asbestos

When the asbestos industry was booming, families of workers were at great risk. Workers often came home with asbestos fibers in their hair, work clothes, and tools. This exposed family members to the toxic substance and increasing their risk of related diseases.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) presented a Workers’ Home Contamination Study to Congress that showed “families of asbestos-exposed workers have been at increased risk of pleural, pericardial or peritoneal mesothelioma, lung cancer, cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, and nonmalignant pleural and parenchymal abnormalities as well as asbestosis.”

Occupations that are at high risk for exposure in older buildings include firefighters, contractors, demolition workers, electricians, and plumbers. But, women never even knew their baby powder could contain the deadly carcinogen.

Mesothelioma in Baby Powder

Experts have linked Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and other talc-based powders to malignant mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Women have used the beauty product for years to combat dryness. As these women have begun fighting back, it has been revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew the dangers but never warned the public. Court cases revealed internal documents from company executives talking about the carcinogen. Yet, the company insists that the baby powder never had asbestos, but the FDA found asbestos recently in a bottle.

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A Complex Litigation attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is critical when seeking help to cover your asbestos-related expenses. Identifying the location and place of exposure is crucial to your lawsuit. Experienced lawyers are familiar with companies that used asbestos and know which job sites had a significant amount of asbestos use. Also, they know which products contained high concentrations of the toxic mineral.

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